Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
Auglaize County Election Board officials are expecting to match the large turnout from 2008, but a large early voter turnout may soften the blow when it comes to being long lines at the polls the election today.
Auglaize County Elections Board Director Carolyn Campbell said as many as 6,000 absentee ballots have been filled out, which included 140 early voters on Sunday. On Monday, another 100 had went to the Elections Board Office to vote by noon. Early voting was open until 2 p.m. Monday.
Income tax revenue through the first 10 months is the most collected to this point in the past five years and should mean the city will eclipse the $2 million mark by the end of the year.
Mayor Rodney Metz, who released the city’s income tax report including October revenue numbers during Monday’s Wapakoneta City Council meeting, said he is refraining from voicing too much optimism until the final year-end numbers are compiled.
UNIOPOLIS — At Monday’s Uniopolis Council meeting, councilors discussed their disapproval of the actions of Mayor Bill Rolston concerning a letter he mailed out to village residents last week.
A letter circulated by the mayor was initially sent out last Tuesday, though several of the letters were retrieved to make grammatical corrections and then recirculated throughout last week. Uniopolis Post Master Link Noykos estimated there were approximately 90 letters.
The possibility of moving the Auglaize County Fair to a week in June from the last week in July is being contemplated by county fair officials, and they are seeking public input on the possible move before any decision is made.
Auglaize County Agricultural Society, or Fair Board, members discussed Saturday some of the advantages and disadvantages of holding the fair during a week in June instead of the last week of July.
Holiday shoppers looking for that “one of a kind” gift filled the streets of downtown Wapakoneta this weekend.
Holiday Open Houses were held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with downtown and specialty shops, along with other businesses in Wapakoneta, staying open later and hosting holiday specials on their merchandise.
Janice Wright, along with her daughter-in-law, Melanie, and grandson, Christopher, were out and about this weekend shopping for the upcoming holiday season.
Children with special needs often have little chance to attend movies with their families due to societal “laws” that exist in a movie theater.
Thanks to the Wapa Theater and the volunteer work of Jennifer Horman, who has a special needs child, children in the area are finally getting that chance.
“We try to have it every few months,” Horman said. “It’s usually based on whatever is showing and what would be appropriate.”
LIMA — President Barack Obama declared Americans need a champion for their causes and interests in Washington, D.C. and more work needs to be done on Capitol Hill to move the United States forward.
Obama addressed approximately 3,000 people gathered Friday afternoon in the gymnasium at Lima Senior High School, the third stop in a whirlwind one-day trip in Ohio, to rally Democrats with the election four days away.
Two politically experienced men are making bids for the 84th district state representative seat during the Nov. 6 election.
Jim Buchy (R-Greenville), the current office holder, squares off against challenger Ron Hammons (D-Celina).
Either man would bring a wealth of experience to the position, as both have served in elected positions for more than 20 years.
Four bids for clearing log jams in the Auglaize River came in where one Auglaize County official thought, while he says one bid far exceeded his expectations to the point of suspicion and skepticism.
Engineers estimated clearing logjams and trees along a 62-mile stretch of the Auglaize River from Westminster in Allen County, through Auglaize County and ending at the Allen County-Putnam County line at $776,020.
A traditional Christmas season event in Wapakoneta will soon be underway.
The 14th annual Festival of Trees is slated for Nov. 14-18, with donations still being accepted until Nov. 10.
The Festival of Trees is a silent auction of decorated Christmas trees and other decor to raise funds for the organization’s hospice care.
“It definitely gets you in the mood for Christmas,” Community Health Professionals Marketing Coordinator Niki DuVall said. “I have people tell me that they go every year.”